November 11: The Importance of NUTRITION

Most of the inflammation we suffer from, comes from our choice in foods and beverages.  It has now been shown that INFLAMMATION IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE FOR MENTAL DISEASE.  Most of us don’t even realize we are suffering from inflammation, but it is actually the biggest cause of ALL diseases.  When we upgrade our diet, we upgrade EVERY OTHER AREA OF OUR LIVES.

Food is an energy source.  Food is comforting.  Food is absolutely necessary for our kids and bodies to perform optimally.  Food also has the potential to be dangerous and addictive.  The types and kinds of foods we choose to intake are one of the most important, daily, consistent decisions we will make, every day, for the rest of our lives.  Discipline in this one area of life will positively impact every other area of our lives.  Neglect in this one area of life will negatively impact EVERY OTHER AREA OF OUR LIVES.

The quality of our food intake determines the quality of our physical, chemical, and hormonal lives, and the quality of our physical lives directly affects the quality of our mental and emotional states.  When we are talking about our bodies, everything affects everything.  Chemically, hormonally, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, we are impacted by what we put on the end of our forks, HOW OUR FOOD IS PREPARED, and by what we decide to drink.

Every bite of food we take has a hormonal and chemical influence on the body and in the brain.  Every bite of food we take is telling our cells how to replicate.  Every bite of food we take, and everything we drink, is telling our bodies how to heal, or how NOT to.  I literally typed this last sentence out and put it on the fridge in order to remind myself of these important truths.  It has helped immensely when deciding what to eat.

The foods and drinks we choose to intake matter a great deal.  If we choose crappy food, we are telling our cells to replicate in a crappy way.  If we choose food that is healthy and good for us, we are telling our bodies to heal in a way which will benefit us a great deal, allowing our bodies to fight off disease, allowing our minds to operate at optimal performance, and empowering us to make better decisions.  When we empower ourselves to make better decisions, we live a more value-added, meaningful, purpose-filled, joyous and fulfilling lifestyle.  Things tend to seem to fall into place, and magically unfold for us, as the stars align and everything works out the way it is supposed to.  Stress is replaced with enjoyment.  Pain and inflammation go away.  We stop suffering physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and financially, because when we feel better we make better decisions.  Life gets better.

Inflammation from poor nutrition is the #1 cause of depression.  When we change our diet, we change our inner chemistry, which alters our mind!  When we change our mind, we change our LIFE.

It is important to do personal research and experimentation.  It is important to learn as much as we can about which foods to eat and when to eat them.  We need to know what is good and bad for us, personally.  We need to find out for OURSELVES what is best for US, and there is only one way to do this: EXPERIMENTATION .

We are all unique individuals and one meal plan that works for someone else may not work at all for us.  We can take blood tests, run allergy panels, and learn so much more about what we need, and what will and won’t benefit us, personally.  We must learn to become our own advocates.  At a certain point in life it’s no longer anyone else’s job to save, help, and educate us.  These things all become our responsibility.  We can certainly look to others for help, wisdom, and suggestions, but the responsibility and the final decisions are meant to be ours, and ours alone.

For too long we can choose the belief, “Ignorance is bliss.  What I don’t know won’t hurt me.”  Eventually this unhelpful, ineffective belief will catch up to us.  What we don’t know absolutely can and WILL hurt us.  Ignorance is not bliss, and in today’s Age of Information we live in, ignorance is a choice to live in and the only result is to continuously experience PAIN.  Let’s not fool ourselves.

Our small choices accumulate into a life of success or disaster.  The choices we make will absolutely determine the quality of life we live.  The choices we make will create the life we live for ourselves and for the people who may be depending on us.

Every bite of food we take and everything we drink is telling our bodies how to heal.  All of it will accumulate to help us create or destroy our health, our minds, and our lives.

Today, if I haven’t already, I will begin to learn more about which foods and drinks will help me improve and benefit my health and life.  

The most helpful content I have come across has been through watching and listening to the YouTube show, HEALTH THEORY.  The guests on this show are experts in their fields of study and practice, and highly informative.  I highly recommend checking it out, ASAP!   Many of these prolific guests have written books and have podcasts they have used as a platform to try to educate the masses about the importance of nutrition in our lives.  If you are feeling lost, like I was feeling for so many years of my life, and just don’t know where to start, HEALTH is the perfect place to begin.

Best wishes to you in your journey towards a healthier and happier life.

Here are some examples of a few episodes from HEALTH THEORY:

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